AFKLMP Cargo will use SAF on certain flights carrying Koppert Biological Systems agro-products
Koppert Biological Systems and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) have entered into a partnership within the framework of the company’s sustainable aviation fuel program. As part of this partnership, AFKLMP Cargo will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on certain international freight flights carrying Koppert’s agricultural and horticultural products for biological pest control.
SAF is a jet fuel made from renewable sources such as cooking oil and a sustainable alternative to fossil fuel that reduces carbon emissions by at least 75%. It is blended with conventional fossil fuels and can be used by all aircraft engines.
Koppert is a pioneering Dutch company that prioritizes sustainability and is committed to improving the health of people and the planet. Its mission and vision are perfectly in line with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo’s leading role in making the air freight industry more sustainable. Koppert and AFKLMP Cargo have worked together for almost 20 years. Koppert will be the first AFKLMP Cargo freight forwarder to join the SAF program.
The international biocontrol company is participating in AFKLMP Cargo’s SAF program with the goal of reducing its transport-related carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Koppert’s live cargo of beneficial insects, fungi and other microbiological substances must be handled with special care in order for them to arrive. to their healthy international destinations and can be used to control pests and diseases in food, floriculture and other crops around the world. Koppert’s biocontrol products offer a sustainable alternative to chemicals in horticulture and agriculture.
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“We have signed an agreement under which we will purchase a full year of sustainable aviation fuel, thereby reducing our carbon dioxide to a level comparable to the emissions from our shipments shipped by AFKLMP to our main market, the North American continent.” , says Martijn van de Waarsenburg, Corporate Manager Supply Chain at Koppert. “The SAF program works the same way as green energy; The SAF is not actually used on the specific flights carrying our shipments, but we actively participate in AFKLMP’s total fuel pool.
By participating in AFKLMP’s SAF program, Koppert recognizes its responsibility to make transport more sustainable. We hope to set an example for other air cargo agents and shipping companies. SAF is currently the most effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of the aviation industry. Together we can make a real difference. ”
GertJan Roelands, Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, said: “We are proud to partner with Koppert Biological Systems, a leading Dutch company that attaches great importance to sustainability. The SAF program allows various stakeholders in the logistics air freight industry to supply a percentage of their flights with SAF. Customers determine their own level of engagement and we ensure that their entire investment is used for SAF procurement. By participating in our program, our customers not only reduce their carbon footprint, but confirm their commitment to leading the industry towards a more sustainable future. It is only with the support of all stakeholders that we can successfully develop a more viable market for AFS. “